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IWK Telethon

The IWK Telethon for Children turns 40 this year!

Mark your calendars! The IWK’s largest annual fundraiser – The IWK Telethon for Children returns on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Telethon 40 and 40 years of community giving. This broadcast will be dedicated to you—our dedicated supporters—who help make the IWK the absolute best place for children to receive advanced and specialized care in our region.

Big plans are underway to make Telethon 40 our best show yet! We are preparing some must-see updates where we will follow-up with some familiar faces from past broadcasts, spotlight longtime IWK community donors and supporters, and share some moving new patient stories.

Please check this page for updates as we continue to share more exciting things about this year’s celebratory broadcast! Stay tuned.

Last year's Telethon donors helped the IWK purchase many important pieces of equipment including:

Infant Scales & Carts (Medical Surgical Neurosciences Unit)
These scales are cordless and portable, and the mobile cart allows for quick and easy transfers between patient rooms. They take accurate measurements of patients ranging from premature babies to toddlers. This helps the care team calculate drug doses, calculate fluid and nutrition support, and monitor the effectiveness of nutrition support.
Halo Bassinets (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
Halo Bassinets help support keeping moms together with their babies born between 32-35 weeks who need care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit immediately after birth. The Halo Bassinet is placed over the bed for convenient access to the baby and is ideal for mothers that have experienced a c-section or are having post-delivery pain. It also provides mother the ability to remain aware of their premature baby’s cues and to respond more quickly to them.
Transport Chairs (Emergency Department)
This transport wheelchair is different from a standard wheelchair. It is much sturdier and more rugged, easier to steer and maneuver, has brake that is easier to operate and has a more comfortable padded seat and backrest. It has many key features that make it more appropriate than a traditional wheelchair for the Emergency Department, including an integrated IV pole, oxygen tank holder, clipboard holder, footrests, and leg rests.
IWK 40th Telethon for Children & Tribute Show

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